Mockingbird Stroller
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Mockingbird Stroller

The cheap single-to-double somehow too similar to Vista
.eli
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The strongest point about the Mockingbird stroller is the very low price point and the aggressive marketing. They're everywhere and, at this price point, too incredible to believe thousands of raving reviews and no negative ones, even if the stroller is made to be cheap.

In any case, the Mockingbird stroller is a stroller made to resemble the design and features of the Uppababy Vista, but for a much lower price tag. It offers a reversible, bucket-type seat unit that, fully reclined, can be complemented with an optional wedged insert to flatten the seat partially, making it suitable to use right from birth. The seat includes a UV sunshade to help its rather short sun hood.

Optionally, a newborn-friendly carrycot to form a pram (in Mockingbird words, a 'carriage'), or car seat adapters to form a travel system are available to purchase separately. Also, a second seat with its dedicated adapters and height adapters for the main seat are available to buy to form a sibling tandem for two children.

Car seats compatible with the Mockingbird stroller are:
- Britax (B-Safe 35, B-Safe Ultra)
- Chicco KeyFit and Fit2 (all infant car seat models)
- Cybex Cloud Q
- Evenflo (Embrace, Nurture)
- Graco SnugRide (all infant car seat models)
- Maxi-Cosi Mico (30, Max 30, Max Plus)
- Nuna (Pipa, Pipa Lite, Lite LX, rx)
- UPPAbaby Mesa (2018 model or later)
- Baby Jogger City GO 2

Do bear in mind that this stroller features a rotating handlebar meaning weaker joints and cheaper plastics. Maybe that is why the actually large basket weight capacity in the manual is probably the lowest there is - only 1.36 kg (3 lbs)! Also, think of the seat's size and not their weight capacity of 20.4 kg (45 lbs) on paper before purchasing the Mockingbird pram/pushchair - they are not large enough to accommodate a 20 kg ~ 4-5-year-old toddler, not even speaking of the strain on the joints.

Mockingbird Stroller Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system, Double sibling stroller (tandem)
Stroller weight
12 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
101.5 cm x 65 cm x 84 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
86 cm x 65 cm x 46 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
USA
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
20.4 kg
First seat's maximum weight capacity
20.4 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-24 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Yes
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 4 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
Yes
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
No
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
Yes

The 2nd Seat unit

Full-size second seat
Yes
Second seat's maximum weight capacity
20.4 kg
Recommended age range for the second seat (best to use with a child of)
0-24 months
Second seat unit's reversibility
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type second seat unit
Yes
Second seat's reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline second seat's backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Second seat's backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
Second seat features a one-handed backrest recline
Yes
Second seat features a leg rest
Yes
Second seat features a footrest
Yes
Second seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Second seat's equipped with a bumper bar
Yes
Usable also in single-child configuration
Yes

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
17 cm
Rear wheels diameter
20.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
No
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Folds with both seats attached
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
97-106 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
1.36 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No
Two car seats at the same time compatibility
Yes

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Mockingbird Stroller

3.1/5
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It has held up way better than I anticipated

3
  • Textiles feel high quality and long lasting
  • Pushes easily, feels really light when fully loaded with the heaviest child in the front (even at a slow jog in the rain, haha)
  • Looks snazzy and expensive. I get so many compliments!
  • One handed fold with seats attached is awesome (albeit big and awkward)
  • Lots of configurations (but not as many as I’d like or as conveniently as I’d like)
  • Huge under storage compartment with a close-able pocket and doesn’t fall apart (or look like it’s going to) when my toddler (45lbs) climbs in it
  • Extra sunshade attachment, especially for the baby sleeping in the bassinet
  • Parent console accessory (extra $) is pretty nice. I do wish the cup holders were insulated but it's spacious and easily clips on and off. Wish it had a carry strap
  • Free wet bag
  • Free stroller bag
  • Stands when folded (but not all the way compacted so again it’s cumbersome and huge).
  • Water repellent fabric on the canopy
  • Plush seats. They look comfortable and my kids keep getting in it and just hanging out. They sleep SO WELL in this stroller (like for 3 hr naps)
  • One-hand adjustment for seat positions (but that has downsides too)
  • The bassinet is free standing and has a handle to carry it around
  • Tires are VERY resilient. I ran over a broken beer bottle I couldn’t see (because of the long stroller in front of me) I don’t see ANY damage. The tires are totally fine
  • The locking front wheels are helpful
  • The suspension feels great. Have pushed sleeping babes through tough terrain and they stay asleep
  • The handlebar is cushy and comfortable and doesn’t rub against the ground when in a standing fold like other strollers
  • The crumb/dirt zipper feature in the footwell has been used way more than I realized.
  • The stroller board. We LOVE this add-on. My husband is 6’2” so a board that goes in front of his feet was not going to work. My 4 year old thinks it’s the best thing ever. I wish I could attach it to other strollers
  • It kinda stinks going up over the curb even as a single (compared to my previous especially). Part of this is because of the next item
  • It felt kinda creaky and a tiny bit wobbly occasionally when we first got it (going up over curbs and into doorsteps and on tight turns when loaded with kids). But my husband and babysitter LOVE this because they say it helps rock the kids to sleep. I personally prefer a sturdier feel. The “creaks” actually improved the more I’ve used it
  • The bassinet is not compatible with the front position and technically can’t be forward-facing when doubled (but I do it anyways and my toddler is just cramped). My toddler LOVES seeing the baby.
  • Bassinet top does not have in-between positions like a normal seat canopy- only up and down and requires 2 hands to adjust in either direction
  • The bassinet is “extra” and smaller (unlike my Chicco Urban which the normal seat converts to the bassinet so it’s very spacious and included obviously)
  • 4 seat positions instead of continuous which prevents the “sneaky” recline when I’m trying to gradually lean my child back to sleep and gets stuck a little when my toddler fights against me.
  • The right upper adapter was stubborn and difficult to disconnect everything but got better with use.
  • Hard to find places to put clip stroller fans, Most convenient places are too thick for my fans to clamp so now I’m looking at buying a different kind
  • The adjustable foot rest only locks in one direction. So I tuck it back and my toddler moves it forward with her feet. But, then she can’t move it back out of the way so she says she needs help and we do this on repeat until I lose my mind. This also causes annoyances when folding. Thankfully the novelty of that is wearing off with time and she’s just flinging her feet out of the seat when she wants more space
  • Canopy is too small. The extension shade is really nice but my toddler hates it (understandably) so I’m using an aftermarket extension that is nice but not attached so she pulls on it and it comes off. She would absolutely tolerate a longer shade because she has on other strollers
  • The ventilation on the canopy is mesh allowing great airflow but tons of sun. What you gain in airflow you lose in the sun's heat. In my old stroller, the ventilation window was made out of a semi-sheer UPF blocking material (similar to the extension fabric mockingbird provides) and that was WAY better
  • The seat liner accessory doesn’t stay put under wiggly bottoms and isn’t a cooling fabric so it’s black and hot. It’s also not full length so anything that drops, spills, etc. into the foot rest area falls on unprotected fabric. It is also not water repellent fabric so if your kid pees (ask me how I know) it will be wet and it might soak through to the actual seat (which is also not water repellent). In other words, diarrhea and pee protection is not guaranteed so I use another cover to seat liner
  • The fabric is not all removable and machine washable. This is one of my biggest pet peeves with basically all strollers! Why make a child product you can’t just wash? Why?!?! Especially one they spend a lot of time on! Did they think it through for the bassinet but not the seat? 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️ it’s definitely NOT totally wipe cleanable as advertised or water repellent like the canopy. I’m so glad I own an upholstery wet vac to wash and suck out the urine and potty accidents. But, as annoying as this is, I won’t send the stroller back because none of the competitors I looked at had this feature either! Grumble. (FYI my baby jogger did have this feature but it was a PAIN to change and reattach but at least you could)
  • Snack trays are sturdy but the angle is awkward with some recline and dumps snacks into laps.
  • It does fold with both seats on but it’s way bigger than my 4 seater stroller wagon when folded. Even though it’s half the weight it’s twice as awkward so I almost always disassemble it

I have had it for almost 2 years and my kids have not been gentle. It has held up great, way better than I anticipated. My kids climb ALL over it and it has never fallen over. My favorite thing now is the off to the side rider board.

  • Price
  • Features
  • For 1 & 2 children
  • Bulkiness, takes up the whole trunk & more
  • Heavy (to me)
  • Not for terran

Cool features, given the sum we paid for it. It’s important to say, though, that the folded stroller is incredibly large and will take up your whole trunk (if you even manage to fit it inside).

There are better

3
  • price
  • the quality matches the price (my friend owns an Uppababy and it's an incredible difference when we both walk on the street... I'm a bit jelly)

Good for the price. There are better.

I'm so glad there's a page with some normal words about this pram. The hundreds of absolutely unreal (paid? IDK) reviews on the Mocking bird page made me feel like I'm crazy it doesn't feel so good to me.

I mean, it's a budget-friendly option and it feels like one. I don't get the "perfect in every way" - it is not. It's simply OK - for the price. But I tried others and it is true, the higher-priced ones are simply better, often even much better.

  • Stylish
  • Nor pricy
  • Variability
  • Large basket
  • Fine for one kid
  • The peek a boo window position is a joke
  • Not too much sun coverage and who wants to put the UV mesh on all the time (my son starts screaming when I do that)
  • Flimsy
  • Handle pivots so my tall hubby kicks the stroller all the time
  • Not sturdy for two in my eyes

A good price-performance ratio but I wouldn't use this as a double pram. Doesn't feel sturdy enough. With one kid, OK (with the price tag in mind).

Great features but weak materials

2
  • cheap
  • gorgeous on the pictures
  • impractical little things (like the viewing window is too far and high, the basket they claim accepts only weight under 2 kg...)
  • leatherette on the handle
  • rattly over time
  • cheap - quality reflects the price
  • hard to get up curbs

Great features but weak materials, compared to the luxury options. It gets rattly over time.

  • price
  • looks
  • similarity to the Uppa baby
  • internal patterns ❤️
  • frame quality - you can feel the price
  • almost no suspension, honestly
  • handle joints
  • if you forget the sun shade, the canopy is short in the laying position

I needed something budget-friendly and this was it. The raving reviews are a bit of an overkill - I mean, you do get what you pay for in terms of quality - but it's a rather good-looking nad it works. Not the softest ride though, and a bit wobbly over time.

I thought as everybody recommended it, it will be great. It isn't. The seatback is short, the carrycot is narrow, the sunhood's short, the plastics are awful. And what's with the basket capacity of 3 pounds?!

Happy with my purchase

4
  • Beautiful
  • Convertible
  • Very affordable
  • Did I mention beautiful? 😉
  • VERY VERY bulky (but our car has a large boot)
  • Not lightweight at all, not carrying friendly
  • Bucket seat (I like lie-flat ones more)

I wanted a beautiful option that can convert later on and got the Mockingbird. I am happy with my purchase. We'll see how it performs over time. 😊

OK but I wouldn't buy it again

3
  • features (on paper)
  • affordability
  • not sold everywhere, hard to try out first
  • details and finishes
  • suspension (weak to none)

It's OK but I wouldn't buy it again. There are these little details that bother me. But it looks good and even better 'on paper.'

Your questions about the Mockingbird Stroller

1)

Hi!

How's the ride on the Mockingbird - is it good on most terrains? What are the wheels composed of? Suspension?

Thanks!

Hello, there!

The Mockingbird stroller, even if quite similar to the Uppababy Vista, is a bit harder ride than the Uppababy. There's some shock absorption but you'll feel the bumps a bit - I would more suggest this being used as an urban pram. It's a much simpler, much cheaper stroller so you will feel the shortcomings more. This is only logical, I mean, the stroller price's always reflected in the stroller performance.

The Mockingbird wheels are made out of EVA foam with a bit of a rubberized surface. Take the stroller's wheels characteristics and performance as that of the usual EVA foam wheels - it's OK but there's going to be some wear over time. Not the most all-terrain wheels but you'll get over most normal "terrain" just fine.

Now, just a personal opinion - to me, this stroller feels a bit like a copy, which I am not so fond of. But for the price, it will serve you OK if not put too much strain of, and the steering will be good also thanks to the rotating handlebar adjustment, Don't expect too much and you'll be happy with it.

.eli - 26 Jul 2021

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